Orchard Creek Golf Club, is a Public, 18 hole golf course located in Altamont, New York 11 miles outside the state capital of Albany.
Orchard Creek Golf Course is a 6,623 yard par 71 course. The course first opened for play in 1999 and was designed by Paul Cowley. The course was overlaid on an operating apple orchard, O
Orchard Creek provides golfers with beautiful panoramic views of the Helderburg Plateau. In the spring, the course is lit up with millions of blooming white flowers on the apple trees, and of course in the fall, ripe apples are free for the taking for any golfer looking to curb their pre-turn snack attack. In 2004, Golf Digest rated Orchard Creek as the Best New Bargain in the Country, and gave it a 4 1/2 star rating.
Despite the beauty of the setting, this is a tough layout. All tee shots require perfect accuracy if you want a shot at the green, there are very few holes where you can afford to miss on your first shot. The apple trees may be small, but the spacing of them is so tight that its almost impossible to hit the green when you wander into them. When you finally make your way to the green, don't ever count on a straight putt; Orchard Creeks greens are some of the fastest and most undulating greens in the area.